Posts for Car Wreck

What if the person who hit you claims they had the green Light?

You are driving home after a pleasant day with family and friends.  You approach an intersection and wham, you are spinning with an explosion like a gun shot in your ears.  You have just been the victim of a car crash. You can’t see because the airbag is wrapped around your face.  Your are disoriented and in shock.  You are not sure if your spouse, in the passenger seat is okay and you are not sure if your kids are ok in the back seat.  You do not even know if you are ok.  Your world is just not predictable... View Article

Most Parents Are Not Installing Car Seats Correctly

Many parents and caregivers are making huge mistakes with car seats that could cause their child to be seriously injured in the unfortunate event of an auto or truck accident. You should utilize the following tips to help you ensure that your child’s car seat is installed properly and you are using it correctly. Car Seat Checkup (provided by 1. Right Seat. This is an easy one. Check the label on your car seat to make sure it’s appropriate for your child’s age, weight and height. Like milk, your car seat has an expiration date. Just double check the... View Article

Auto Accidents, Medical Payments Insurance and Health Insurance

Heaven forbid, but imagine either you, a loved one or a close friend is hit by a drunk driver.  Injuries include broken bones and spinal injuries.  The drunk driver has insurance, but the health care providers do not want to wait for payment of all the bills incurred because of the serious personal injuries.  What do you do?  First, take a deep breath, there are answers to all these question rolling through your mind. The first question you have to answer is who is going to pay all these bills. Of course the liability insurance carrier for the drunk driver... View Article

The Hit and Run Accident and the Injury Lawyer

Pow, out of nowhere, a car runs the stop sign and hits you broadside.  Your airbags go off and white smoke envelopes you.  You aren’t sure, but you think there might be a fire in the car.  You don’t really know what happened and you can’t focus.  The world is moving a bit slower now.  You think, am I hurt, what is going on.  You feel a sharp pain in your left shoulder and rib area, where the impact came from.  You think, I might be seriously hurt, what should I do?  You look left and see that the car... View Article

Indianapolis Personal Injury Attorney Discusses Accident Victim Rights

If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, whether your injury was the result of an automobile or motorcycle mishap, a slip and fall incident, or something that happened to you on the job, you may feel that you have no rights and nowhere to turn. This is not the case. Victims of an accident are afforded many rights under local, state and federal laws. Auto / Motorcycle Accident If you have been injured in an auto or motorcycle accident, you have certain rights afforded to you. You are entitled to have your vehicle repaired... View Article

What to do if you are in an auto accident

Auto accidents can yield all sorts of consequences whether it’s a minor fender bender or an accident that results in serious personal injury. But regardless of the nature of the accident there are things that should be handled at the scene of the accident. The most important is to stay at the scene of an accident, even if the damage seems minor. Next you should call the police, even in a minor accident a police report can help your insurance claim. If you are physically able to, record and protect the scene of the accident. This can be done by... View Article

Little Black Boxes and Serious Personal Injury

When a plane crashes we always here that the representatives of the NTSB is looking for the cockpit recording device, generally referred to as the black box.  Did you know that most newer cars have at least two such recorders installed.  One records data relative to an event such as a automobile collision.   The other records data regarding the airbags relative to an event such as a crash.  It is important to note that the recorders record on a continuous loop and will only be saved if the car is not restarted and moved after the collision.  This is true... View Article

Intersection Collisions and Right of Way

Intersection automobile collisions occur because the drivers are at cross purposes.  (Sorry, a little law firm humor).  Seriously, car crashes happen at intersections when one of the participating drivers does not yield the right of way at an intersection.  Generally intersection collisions cause serious personal injury. As you will recall from drivers education, when two cars reach the intersection with a four way stop,  at the same time, and both come to a complete stop, rarely is there an issue.  Both drivers are aware that driving slowly and defensively significantly reduces the chances of an automobile accident.  It is usually... View Article

What to do if you are in a car accident

In most emergency situations if you give some consideration to what you will do if you are confronted with the emergency, you will be able to deal with the issues more efficiently.  This is especially true of automobile collisions, motorcycle accidents and semi tractor-trailer collisions.  There is always a good chance that you will be seriously hurt in the collision, which makes it even more difficult to think clearly.  We offer the following information which we found on the State of Indiana BMV website. It is essential to remain calm.  Check your breathing and try to get control of your... View Article

Indianapolis Auto Accident Attorney Discusses the Little Black Box and Auto Accidents

Modern automobile data recording devices record up to 20 seconds of information before any crash. The data recorded can include whether the passengers of the car were wearing seatbelts, the car speed at any point in that 20 seconds, the acceleration of the car in that 20 seconds, the percent of the engine throttle and gas pedal, when the brakes were activated, when the antilock braking device was activated and more.

What Does State Minimum Auto Insurance Mean in Indiana?

Why does the State of Indiana require that there be minimum insurance? As your Indiana Serious personal Injury lawyer, we see firsthand the kinds of harm car accidents can cause. It does not matter if the crash is a drunk driving accident or a highway accident. These harms, including brain injury, broken bones, spinal cord injuries resulting in paralysis or amputation, can interfere with any Hoosiers ability to earn a living and enjoy their life.